Tatsuo Suzuki: Friction / Tokyo Streets

ISBN-13: 978-3958294134
ISBN-10: 3958294138

Tatsuo Suzuki: Friction / Tokyo Streets

Through my own eyes and my street shots I would like to express: the tension, the edged frustration, the taut atmosphere and the feelings that beat, inherent in the city.
Because: all this is sure to certainly exist—and there is a photography that should embody these feelings (especially since these feelings also exist in my mind).
The city friction, my own friction, focus overlapping. This series tries to present such moments.
I don’t know where my own conflict will be going and when it will fade away. I also don’t know where the people and the city are going and when their feelings will be gone.
However, street photography shows that all of this may keep going as long as society (and I) continue to exist.

Tatsuo Suzuki

This book embodies Japanese street photography now. Composed of black-and-white photos taken throughout Tokyo’s bustling wards, Friction / Tokyo Street reveals unexpected meaning and beauty in the mundane, be it in an image of a girl navigating a zebra crossing, cropped legs standing on a subway platform, shifting reflections in a store window, or a pigeon caught mid-flight.

Suzuki captures the spontaneous gestures, glimpses and abstractions that comprise the best street photography. Yet as the book’s title reveals, it is the conflicting and contradictory energies of the street that lie at the core of his project.

“Born in 1965 in Tokyo. Living in Tokyo today. Started shooting in 2008.
My aim to shoot the street is to show how the world is beautiful, interesting, wonderful and sometimes cruel. By means of photography and through my own eyes with my gear.
I am so happy and glad when someone feels some emotion when they see my shots.”

Tatsuo Suzuki

His most popular exhibitions include those of Photo Shanghai in 2015 and “Punk in Translation” at London’s Horse Hospital in 2016. Also in 2016 Suzuki won the first place for Street Photography at the ND Awards, and was a finalist in StreetFoto San Francisco and in the Photography Awards Street LensCulture.

Hardcover: 136 pages
Publisher: Steidl (April 23, 2019)
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 8.2 inches
Weight: 1.7 pounds

“Born in 1965 in Tokyo. Living in Tokyo today. Started shooting in 2008.
My aim to shoot the street is to show how the world is beautiful, interesting, wonderful and sometimes cruel. By means of photography and through my own eyes with my gear.
I am so happy and glad when someone feels some emotion when they see my shots.” (T.S.)
His most popular exhibitions include those of Photo Shanghai in 2015 and “Punk in Translation” at London’s Horse Hospital in 2016. Also in 2016 Suzuki won the first place for Street Photography at the ND Awards, and was a finalist in StreetFoto San Francisco and in the Photography Awards Street LensCulture.

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